Tensions Rise Between China and India

China has demanded that India remove troops from the 2,175 mile long shared border neighboring the kingdom of Bhutan. Tensions have risen in the past year due to a increase in Indian troops along the border and the construction of highways. According to the foreign ministry of China, “India is not only illegally remaining on Chinese territory, it is also repairing roads in the rear, … Continue reading Tensions Rise Between China and India

Turkey Rejects a Kurdish State

For years, the Kurds and Turkish have fought for the establishment of a Kurdish state in northern Iraq which has led to multiple suicide bombings in Turkey and thousands of deaths on both sides. On Friday, deputy chairman of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Mehmet Gunal spoke of Turkish support for Iraq’s territorial integrity. In other words, Turkey would fight to protect that national sovereignty … Continue reading Turkey Rejects a Kurdish State

Russian Ambassador Says Talks with Flynn were Basic

During the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak met with former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a member of the Trump campaign. Kislyak recently told the Russian media that what the two discussed was “simple things” and exclaimed that there were “no secrets.” Its hard to believe Kislyak or Flynn considering that Flynn was not honest on his security clearance form which eventually … Continue reading Russian Ambassador Says Talks with Flynn were Basic

Extreme Weather in Europe Could Kill 152,000 a Year by 2100

Scientists have once again forecasted a gloom outlook for the state of nations in the darkening cloud that is global warming. By 2100, extreme weather in Europe could kill up to 152,000 people a year with heat waves as the main culprit. The report by the European Commission’s Joint Research Center also found that two in three people would be affected by disasters by 2100, … Continue reading Extreme Weather in Europe Could Kill 152,000 a Year by 2100

Rumors of Candidates for 2020 Begin

Several members in the Republican party have begun strategizing for a possible campaign for the presidential elections in 2020. Many within the party believe Trump will not seek reelection due to his abysmal approval ratings and chaos within the West Wing. “They [Donors] see weakness in this president,” said Senator John McCain (R-AZ). A candidate in the 2016 election, Governor John Kasich, has refused to … Continue reading Rumors of Candidates for 2020 Begin

NRA Threatens The New York Times

Dana Loesch, the National Rifle Association (NRA) spokesperson, told The New York Times (NYT) that the largest gun lobby in America is “coming for” them. Many interpreted the video as a threat to NYT’s reporters which Loesch said was the “violent fantasies” of others. Loesch reiterated the rhetoric of President Trump who has multiple times called CNN and other liberal leaning news outlets “fake news.” … Continue reading NRA Threatens The New York Times

Secret Service to Leave Trump Tower in NYC

Due to a dispute between the government and President Trump’s company, the Secret Service will vacate its command post inside the Trump Tower in NYC and will set up their headquarters on the sidewalk outside. The disputes were over the cost of security and the conditions of their lease. The Secret Service’s presence in Trump Tower is a costly affair, due to the tower’s proximity … Continue reading Secret Service to Leave Trump Tower in NYC

August 5th Beantown Rundown

A fire broke out at one of the city’s oldest restaurants, the historic Union Oyster House, causing damage to the building. More here. Venezia Restaurant in Boston, Ocean House Restaurant in Dennis Port, and Twenty-Eight Atlantic in East Harwich all made the list of the 100 most scenic restaurants in American for 2017 by Open Table. See the full list here. Boston Public Schools Superintendent … Continue reading August 5th Beantown Rundown

Global Warming Could Reveal Mummified Corpses in the Alps

Increased temperatures in the Swiss Alps could reveal the bodies of hundreds of mountaineers who perished decades ago. Last week, Swiss officials found the body have a German citizen who had gone missing on a hike in August 1987. Global warming has caused the Swiss glaciers to melt roughly 900 billion liters of water over the past year. The glaciers have shrunk from 670 square … Continue reading Global Warming Could Reveal Mummified Corpses in the Alps

Seven Million Starving in Yemen

Since the breakout of war in Yemen, two million people have been displaced from their homes and thousands more have perished. A new report by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) stated that seven million people in Yemen are on the verge of starvation, while 2.3 million children under the age of five suffer from malnutrition. Many people in Yemen have … Continue reading Seven Million Starving in Yemen